Publishing at the University of Alberta Libraries

The University of Alberta Library is an important stakeholder for scholarly publishing in Canada. Our open access publishing program supports open, sustainable, and responsible models of scholarly communication and helps to create a more equitable and robust scholarly communications ecosystem. Currently, we partner with Canadian organizations and individuals to publish fully open access scholarly journals, and with University of Alberta community members to publish open course textbooks.


Journal Publishing

The University of Alberta Library provides significant support to over 60 Canadian open access journals through our no-fee publishing program. We provide web hosting for journals using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) publishing software and provide several value-added publishing services. All journals partnering with the Library in this program operate under a “Diamond Open Access” model and do not charge fees to authors.

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Open Textbook Publishing

The University of Alberta Libraries provides no-fee publishing services for open textbooks and other open educational resources for affiliated faculty and staff. This service is available for the creation or adaptation of content that will result in openly licensed learning materials that will be used in a course.

For more information, see the related Publishing Agreement and contact library.publishing@ualberta.ca to see if our service is the right match for your learning materials. You can also check out the OER Awards, to see if you are eligible to apply for additional support for your project.

Browse the list of Open Textbooks published by the University of Alberta Library